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The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco collection consists of text material from the 1890s and 1900s. A majority of the collection contains a scrapbook with various newspaper clippings documenting the opening days of the M.H. de Young Memorial Museum in 1895 and its early practices. Content includes illustrations, architecture, and exhibitions from the period.



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This scrapbook primarily contains worldwide newspaper clippings documenting notable moments in the life of prominent Californian and philanthropist, Alma de Bretteville Spreckels. A significant portion is dedicated to her founding of the California Palace of the Legion of Honor museum in San Francisco during the early 1920s, as well as her family and social circle.
Topics: californiarevealed, Friendship, Philanthropy, Spreckels Family, Spreckels, Alma de Bretteville,...
Source: Scrapbook: 200 Pages of 200 (10 x 15 in.)